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With LiveSafe, phones become safety tools

The Carolina campus stays active around the clock. Students are up at all hours. Many employees are on the job well into the night. And research projects often demand attention from faculty members and graduate students before the sun comes up or long after it sets. On a campus this size, with 40,000 students and…

FDOC 2016: Welcome back

For thousands of Carolina students, Tuesday was their FIRST first-day-of-classes (FDOC).  For thousands more, it was the final time they hopped on a bus and joined fellow Tar Heels on their way to FDOC. Welcome back…. Video by Carly Swain, Office of Communications and Public Affairs. Published August 24, 2016. 

Well Said: Bradley Opere

With the new school year underway, we’re talking with Carolina’s Student Body President Bradley Opere. Born and raised in Kenya, Opere was first thrown into a leadership role as a high schooler in an effort to keep peace at his boarding school where students were staging strikes, and then honed his skills at the prestigious…

‘A force for good’

They’re musicians at the highest level and scientists researching bone marrow transplants and genetics. They’re community activists fighting for LGTBQ issues and veterans with active-duty tours under their belts. The incoming class of first-years and transfer students is not only the largest class in the history of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,…

‘Call me every day’

As Carolina students unpacked boxes and bags to move into their new homes for the 2016-17 school year, family members shared words of wisdom.  The most popular advice: “Study hard and focus.”  That was followed closely by, “Have a lot of fun!” And one 5-year-old offered this tidbit to her student-dad: “Make sure you don’t…

Tar Heels on the move

This week, more than 3,800 first-year and transfer students moved into their new dorms at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, joining the thousands of returning Tar Heels making their way to campus. Watch as thousand of students — and their parents — start the new school year by moving in to Carolina.…

First-year Tar Heel — and realtor

First-year UNC-Chapel Hill student Tai Huynh, a Morehead-Cain scholar and licensed real estate agent, takes us on a special tour — realtor-style — of his new dorm room at Koury Residence Hall. Huynh is a first generation college student who will double major in Business and Political Science and minor in Philosophy. By Melanie Busbee,…

UNC-Chapel Hill celebrates second consecutive record fundraising year

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced $495 million in commitments in fiscal year 2016 (concluding June 30, 2016), marking the school’s best fundraising year in history and eclipsing fiscal year 2015’s previous record by nearly $50 million. “Today’s results – the highest level of fundraising support in the University’s 222-year history…

New year, new faces

As UNC-Chapel Hill prepares to begin a new fall semester, we introduce you to some of the new Tar Heels who will be looking to innovate, educate, serve – and change the world. Ann Berry Schrimsher: It’s in her DNA Jared Richards: The next step Leah Simon: A year away Charlotte Lane: ‘I wanted to…